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The Best Way for Multi-Location Brands to Manage Local Business Data

By: Alyssa Wind, Local Specialist

Managing business information for individual locations is the foundation for any local digital marketing campaign. Updated and consistent location data ensures online users can find your brand’s storefronts, helps persuade consumers to visit your business rather than a competitor’s and improves the legitimacy of your business online to major search engines. If your online location … Continued

[Case Study]: Mindstream improves organic traffic by 179 percent for online nutrition retailer

By: Matt Carter, Senior SEM Specialist

Background Healthy Goods is an online nutritional supplement retailer and healthy lifestyle blog. Our goal: Healthy Goods wanted us to help them increase organic traffic and sales throughout Healthy Goods’ website. After a comprehensive search engine optimization (SEO) audit of the Healthy Goods site, we determined they’d been hit by several Google penalties that had adversely … Continued

The Latest from Google: June 2017

By: Carolina Erke, Sr. Marketing Specialist

Top Announcements from the Google Marketing Next Event and Posts on Google My Business Google is consistently looking for ways to deliver relevant and seamless experiences. This is partly because people expect it. More and more people look to digital to have everything they need at any given moment. At last month’s Google Marketing Next … Continued

Do Keywords Still Matter For SEO?

By: Matt Carter, Senior SEM Specialist

Search engine optimization (SEO) sure has come a long way since the days of keyword stuffing, DMOZ  and PageRank when the presence and prominence of keywords within a webpage’s content could have a significant impact on its ranking in search results. Keywords and content are still inherent parts of SEO. But, as search engines get better … Continued

[Guide]: 5 steps to optimize your brand’s presence for local searches on Google

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

Helping businesses connect with local consumers A guide for optimizing your brand’s presence in Google search results On average, Google handles more than 3.5 billion searches globally every day. And, thanks to smartphones and other connected mobile devices, consumers are able to conduct these searches from anywhere. This guide offers some useful tips to help … Continued

Analysis: Moz releases 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors survey

By: Alyssa Wind, Local Specialist

Since its inception in 2008, Moz’s Local Search Ranking Factors survey has been the go-to guide for digital marketers and local businesses looking to increase their rankings in Google’s local search results. Each year the survey asks various industry experts to share what they think are the most influential ranking factors in local search results … Continued

SMX West – Day Two Recap:

By: Mindstream Media, Staff

Mindstream Media’s Allison Eckberg, Heather Ottenhausen and Stephanie Cheek are at Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West, a leading conference for search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing professionals (SEM) since 2007. Mindstream’s search pros will be providing their analysis of the day’s most interesting sessions. Their recap of Day Two is below. For more … Continued

SMX West – Day One Recap:

By: Mindstream Media, Staff

Mindstream Media’s Allison Eckberg, Heather Ottenhausen and Stephanie Cheek are at Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West, a leading conference for search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing professionals (SEM) since 2007. Mindstream’s search pros will be providing their analysis of the day’s most interesting sessions. Here’s their recap of Day One. Session: The definitive guide … Continued

Dominate Google’s Search Results by Following these 3 Steps

By: Alyssa Wind, Local Specialist

Google’s search engine results page (SERP) layout routinely adapts as Google tests new features and updates ranking factors. The protean approach has given the search engine a variety of result types available for any given search. For instance, a search for “pizza” may result in a SERP consisting of a paid ad for a nearby … Continued